Culinary Journey: The 10 Must-Visit Restaurants in Brazil

Culinary Journey: The 10 Must-Visit Restaurants in Brazil

Culinary Journey: The 10 Must-Visit Restaurants in Brazil

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Forget the hurried buffets and tourist traps – Brazil beckons with a symphony of flavours, an opulent feast for the senses waiting to be devoured.  This isn’t a quick bite on the go; it’s a meticulously curated journey through a nation’s soul, where every region boasts its own unique culinary narrative. From the vibrant pulse of São Paulo to the enchanting rhythms of Rio, each city hums with a distinct gastronomic dialect.

1. D.O.M.- A Gastronomic Tapestry Woven with Heritage and Innovation

For the discerning epicurean seeking an unparalleled adventure, embark on a voyage of discovery through Brazil’s most exquisite eateries – beacons of artistry where heritage and innovation dance on your plate.  Imagine yourself at D.O.M. in São Paulo, a sanctuary for gourmands worldwide.  Here, visionary Chef Alex Atala transforms the Amazon’s bounty into haute cuisine, each dish a celebration of Brazil’s unparalleled biodiversity.  Savour the zesty zing of Amazonian ants atop a delicate pineapple carpaccio, or twirl a forkful of luscious heart of palm fettuccine – a testament to the rainforest’s vibrant pantry.

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2. Cipriani – A Fusion of Elegance and Local Charm

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Travel south to Rio de Janeiro, where Cipriani, nestled within the iconic Copacabana Palace, offers a taste of Italy infused with Brazilian zest.  Imagine a symphony of refined tastes, from the black truffle risotto that awakens your olfactory senses to the sea bass bathed in a delicate citrus sauce – a culinary masterpiece presented with an air of timeless elegance.  Dining here transcends mere sustenance; it’s an indulgence in a lifestyle of lavishness.

3. Mocotó – From Humble Ingredients to Innovative Creations

Craving a taste of Brazil’s soul food?  Mocotó in São Paulo awaits.  Chef Rodrigo Oliveira’s culinary brilliance shines through in the comforting embrace of the traditional mocotó broth, the rich and vibrant vatapá, and the zesty acarajé.  Each spoonful is a taste of home, a connection to generations past, presented with a touch of modern flair.

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4. Tordesilhas – A Culinary Canvas Reflecting Brazil’s Rich History

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History buffs and food enthusiasts rejoice!  At Tordesilhas in São Paulo, Chef Mara Salles becomes your culinary guide, weaving a tapestry of Brazil’s heritage on your plate.  Embark on a journey through time with dishes like the succulent duck in tucupi sauce, a nod to indigenous flavors, or the robust moqueca capixaba, a taste of the country’s vibrant coastal regions.

5. Bar da Dona Onça – Beyond the Bustle: A Culinary Oasis Awaits

The urban jungle of São Paulo unveils a hidden gem – Bar da Dona Onça.  This vibrant sanctuary offers a haven for classic Brazilian cuisine with a contemporary twist.  Chef Janaína Rueda’s menu celebrates local ingredients, from the hearty feijoada, a national comfort food, to the invigorating caipirinha, Brazil’s iconic cocktail, ensuring a taste of tradition with a touch of modern flair.

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6. Banzeiro – A Culinary Adventure Deep in the Amazon

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Venture beyond the bustling cities and delve into the heart of the Amazon rainforest.  At Banzeiro in Manaus, Chef Felipe Schaedler curates a menu that sings with the region’s unique flavors.  Imagine indulging in the tender pirarucu fish ribs, a local delicacy, or the vibrant tambaqui fish, each bite a delicious ode to the Amazon’s bounty.

7. Aprazível – Panoramic Views and Tropical Flavours

Escape the urban sprawl and head to Rio’s Santa Teresa Hills.  Here, Aprazível offers not only mesmerizing vistas but also a menu that celebrates the nation’s culinary opulence.  Imagine a tropical feast for the senses, featuring dishes like slow-cooked lamb infused with the richness of Brazilian nuts or the vibrant palm heart ceviche, a refreshing burst of flavor against the backdrop of breathtaking scenery.

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8. Olympe: A Legacy of French Finesse

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Step back in time to the elegance of French haute cuisine with a Brazilian twist at Olympe.  This Rio institution, helmed by the prestigious Troisgros family, boasts a pedigree that extends back generations.  Imagine yourself in a calm and cozy setting, where the meticulously crafted tasting menus take center stage.  Savor dishes that bridge the gap between land and sea, like the showstopping açaí-crusted lamb loin with yucca gnocchi, or the decadent scallops with tucupi, caviar, water yam, and coconut purée.  Olympe is a testament to the enduring legacy of French culinary artistry, expertly infused with the vibrant spirit of Brazil.

9. Lasai: A Farm-to-Table Symphony

For those seeking a culinary experience rooted in freshness and simplicity, Lasai offers a haven.  Chef Rafa Costa e Silva’s philosophy revolves around showcasing the bounty of Rio de Janeiro’s state, with a focus on seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.  Imagine a beautifully restored colonial townhouse transformed into a culinary haven, where the aroma of fresh herbs and spices fills the air.  The tasting menus, a celebration of Rio’s agricultural riches, change with the seasons, ensuring a truly unique and ever-evolving dining experience.  Lasai is a testament to the power of fresh, high-quality ingredients, transformed into innovative and unforgettable dishes.

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10. Casa do Porco – Where Pork Takes Center Stage

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End your culinary odyssey at Casa do Porco in São Paulo, where Chef Jefferson Rueda elevates pork to an art form.  This lively establishment offers a playful and innovative take on a classic ingredient.  Imagine indulging in whimsical creations like pork sushi or roasted pork belly with manioc, each dish a testament to Chef Rueda’s boundless creativity.

These culinary havens are more than just restaurants; they are portals to Brazil’s soul.  With every bite, you’ll discover a new facet of this vibrant nation, its rich history, and its passionate people.  Whether you crave the innovative spirit of São Paulo or the timeless traditions of Rio, Brazil’s culinary landscape is a mosaic of flavours waiting to be explored.  For those seeking an extraordinary culinary adventure, embark on a journey where every meal is a celebration of Brazil’s boundless creativity and fervent passion

Ready to indulge in a gastronomic odyssey that transcends the ordinary?

Contact us today to arrange your bespoke dining experiences at the nation’s most revered eateries. Embark on a bespoke journey that promises not just meals, but a profound exploration of Brazil’s rich culinary heritage and innovative flavours. Your table awaits for an unforgettable adventure where every course is a masterpiece

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Brendan Magauran
Brendan Magauran
2024-04-14
Incredible! Beyond expectations. German guided us on an absolutely amazing trip to Cape Town, Franschhoek, Hermanus and a safari at Thornybush game reserve. Every recommendation was spot on from a restaurants to a guided tour of Cape Point, the Hop on hop off bus, where to visit in the wine country, lodging in a beach front suite in Hermanus. As for the safari at Thornybush - WOW! More than we could have ever imagined in terms of luxury and game sightings. Thank you German. Looking forward to our next trip with you as our guide. And yes, we have told all family and friends, this is the man to contact for their travels.
Ellen H.
Ellen H.
2024-04-12
We feel beyond lucky to have found Nanan Travel! We are from the USA and are DIY-ers, used to making our own travel arrangements. When planning for our bucket-list trip to S. Africa, it quickly got overwhelming and stressful to differentiate among the innumerable safari options on the internet, figure out domestic flights, assess safety concerns, find a private driver to tour Cape Point, etc. We did not want to travel with a tour group, nor use a global internet travel agency, so I looked for a travel agent actually based in Cape Town so that we could deal with just one person who really knew the area. I found Nanan based on location and reviews, then was sold by their individualized approach and willingness to help with as much or as little of the planning as one wants. We reached out to German de la Melena and he answered immediately, even though it was a Sunday evening in Cape Town, wanting to hear all about our wishes so that he could work on things promptly and have a suggested itinerary by the time we woke up the next morning! He was thoughtful, conscientious, friendly, worked within our budget and did not try to upsell us, gave us options and even incorporated some specific requests we had. From that initial contact on, all the stress and worry about our upcoming trip went away! After designing a fantastic itinerary for us, the true test of an amazing travel agent came when my husband injured himself the week before our trip and couldn’t travel, requiring us to postpone for 4 weeks. While we were dealing with stressful health issues, we gave German our medical documentation and he took care of the rest. He had to change all of our reservations and domestic flights, and went above and beyond to do so without our incurring more expense. What a huge relief! German remained remarkably responsive before and during our trip, able to advise on any question and troubleshoot any problem, reachable by What’s App in minutes. Between the great itinerary and the peace of mind, working with German and knowing he had our back truly made all the difference in our experience being the trip of a lifetime!! Thank you, German! You deserve more than 5 stars and I will refer everyone I know to you!
Pablo Berenbaum
Pablo Berenbaum
2024-03-17
Exclente organización. Hoteles, tours, impecables !!! Gracias Germán x las sugerencias, el viaje fue INCREIBLE !
Faisal Alaali
Faisal Alaali
2024-03-13
I cannot say enough great things about Nanan Travel. He organized a spectacular trip to South Africa for me, and every detail was absolutely perfect. From the boutique hotels to the incredible safari stays, everything was top-notch and exceeded my expectations. The entire trip was seamlessly planned, and I never once had to worry about a thing. The accommodations were luxurious, the guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and the overall experience was truly unforgettable. Last part was the stay in Cape Town before heading back home. The city is absolutely stunning, and I was able to explore all it had to offer thanks to the amazing recommendations from German. I highly recommend Nanan Travel for anyone looking to plan a trip to South Africa or any other destination. Their attention to detail, personalized service, and overall expertise make them the best in the business. Thank you German for an incredible journey that I will never forget!
Manuel D
Manuel D
2024-03-08
Hemos pasado días espectaculares en Sudáfrica y Zimbabue, toda la organización de nuestros hijos con German funcionaron perfectamente. Todas las actividades, lodges, tours, safaris, fueron perfectos, así como el trato recibido en cada lugar fue muy personalizado, haciendo que este viaje sea inolvidable. Cada detalle funcionó a la perfección. Nanan Travel es 100% confiable y recomendable.
Monica C
Monica C
2024-03-08
Acabamos de llegar a Lima después de un viaje soñado a Africa. Mi hija y su esposo, que habían hecho Safari el año pasado por su Luna de Miel, querían que los cuatros papas viviéramos y sintiéramos toda la adrenalina y experiencias que ellos habían vivido, así que no lo pensaron dos veces y nos invitaron a este viaje único y maravilloso. Gracias Nanan Travel, gracias German, hemos vivido lo que realmente quisieron transmitirnos los Manuela y Rodrigo, los lugares visitados, las atenciones, los hoteles y su staff, todo, y la experiencia de estar con los animales asi de cerca es única. Si quieren hacer un viaje soñado, no dejen de contactar a German, escriban a Nanan Travel, y no se arrepentirán. Gracias por Todo!!
Gustavo Rivera
Gustavo Rivera
2024-03-05
Fue espectacular, desde el momento en que llegamos a Cape Town hasta que llegamos a Lima de vuelta estuvimos súper engreídos, los lugares escogidos para descansar , los guías, todo lo conocido !!, realmente un viaje de ensueño, recomendado a mil !!! Gracias Germán, eres un capo !!!
Violeta Rivera
Violeta Rivera
2024-03-05
Espectacular ! hemos pasado unos días increíbles con un servicio de primera Volvería hacer el mismo viaje mañana mismo !!!
Lizbett Arevalo
Lizbett Arevalo
2024-02-26
If you want to sit back, relax and enjoy… German is the way to go! My 16 YO son and I had the best dream trip came true to South Africa thanks to him! I can’t thank you enough German! Starting from Cape town then Safari and meeting my best friend in Johannesburg… I call it an OVER THE TOP kind of vacation🤩🤩🤩🙌🙏❤️🐆🐘🇿🇦🦁 🦏

Managing Your Money for Luxurious Travel in Africa and South America: Tips for Luxury Travelers

Managing Your Money for Luxurious Travel in Africa and South America: Tips for Luxury Travelers

Managing Your Money for Luxurious Travel in Africa and South America: Tips for Luxury Travelers

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Africa and South America offer captivating destinations for luxury travelers, boasting exceptional hotels, restaurants, and experiences. For those seeking a luxurious travel experience in these regions, a great luxury travel agent is essential. This comprehensive guide provides valuable tips to help luxury travelers enjoy the best that Africa and South America have to offer.

1. Contact a luxury travel agency: Before your trip, allow your travel agent to recommend the best luxury hotels in the countries you plan to visit. This way you can create a budget according to the chosen hotels and avoid excessive spending. Ask about restaurant costs and other relevant expenses. Make reservations in advance at restaurants

2. Bring cash or not?: In Africa, there are many destinations and you tend to visit several countries in a single trip, you have to find out how easy it is to pay with credit cards to see if it is necessary to bring cash the same happens in South America. It is advisable to have some cash on hand, the best and easiest thing is to change to local money at the airport when you arrive.

3. Utilize credit cards: Credit cards provide a convenient method for managing expenses while traveling. Use your credit card to make purchases, and pay any extras like for example tipping. To avoid interest charges, ensure that you pay your credit card bill in full each month. For example, in South Africa, you can pay with a credit card everywhere, but you need very little to no cash at all, also, Amex is not accepted in many venues outside the USA so it’s a good idea to have an extra credit card.

4. Minimize ATM usage: ATM fees can be steep, so it’s wise to use ATMs sparingly. When necessary, choose ATMs located in banks or reputable businesses and safe areas to reduce the risk of fraudulent activity. Always pay with a credit card where possible to save the cash for occasions when it’s needed.

5. Embrace the art of bargaining: In many parts of Africa and South America, bargaining is customary, particularly when purchasing souvenirs or local goods. Don’t hesitate to negotiate for the best prices or ask your guide to help you and enjoy the satisfaction of a successful bargain.

6. Indulge in local cuisine: Sampling local food is an excellent way to invest money while savoring the flavours of Africa and South America. Local cuisine often offers more authentic options compared to imported dishes, allowing you to experience the authentic local culture. 

7. Opt for luxury accommodations: Africa and South America offer a plethora of luxurious accommodations with exceptional service, amenities, and prime locations. Treat yourself to a memorable stay by choosing luxury establishments carefully curated by your travel agent.

8. Avoid tourist traps: Tourist traps are often expensive and lack authenticity. For a truly luxurious travel experience, ask your travel agent to organize activities beyond touristy areas and explore the local neighborhoods. This allows for more genuine interactions and hidden gems. For more details on this read our article: Avoiding Tourist Traps in Africa and Peru for Luxury Travelers: A Comprehensive Guide

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Zambia - Victoria Falls - Devil's Pool

Additional Tips for Luxury Travelers:

  • Withdraw cash only when needed and avoid exposing yourself to lots of cash on the street.
  • Ask your travel agent if you can pay tips in advance, that way there’s one more thing you don’t need to worry about.
  • Make sure that you have a guide or a driver with you for most of your activities, they will always recommend safe places and look after your safety 
  • Familiarize yourself with common scams targeting tourists in Africa and South America, enabling you to avoid falling victim to them.
  • Very Important! Make sure your visas are in order and any other documents you might need while traveling to avoid extra and unnecessary expenses
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Zambia - Accommodation Zambia
Zambia - Accommodation Zambia

With a proper luxury travel agent, luxury travelers can indulge in unforgettable experiences while exploring Africa and South America. By allowing your travel agent to take care of all the details, utilizing credit cards, embracing local culture, and avoiding tourist traps, you can ensure a seamless and memorable luxurious travel experience. Plan ahead, savor the best accommodations and cuisine, and create lasting memories in these remarkable destinations.

 

Disclaimer

The information provided in this article is intended for general informational and educational purposes only and is not to be construed as financial advice. We are not financial advisors and do not provide financial advice. You should consult with a qualified financial advisor before making any financial decisions.

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What Our Clients Say

Brendan Magauran
Brendan Magauran
2024-04-14
Incredible! Beyond expectations. German guided us on an absolutely amazing trip to Cape Town, Franschhoek, Hermanus and a safari at Thornybush game reserve. Every recommendation was spot on from a restaurants to a guided tour of Cape Point, the Hop on hop off bus, where to visit in the wine country, lodging in a beach front suite in Hermanus. As for the safari at Thornybush - WOW! More than we could have ever imagined in terms of luxury and game sightings. Thank you German. Looking forward to our next trip with you as our guide. And yes, we have told all family and friends, this is the man to contact for their travels.
Ellen H.
Ellen H.
2024-04-12
We feel beyond lucky to have found Nanan Travel! We are from the USA and are DIY-ers, used to making our own travel arrangements. When planning for our bucket-list trip to S. Africa, it quickly got overwhelming and stressful to differentiate among the innumerable safari options on the internet, figure out domestic flights, assess safety concerns, find a private driver to tour Cape Point, etc. We did not want to travel with a tour group, nor use a global internet travel agency, so I looked for a travel agent actually based in Cape Town so that we could deal with just one person who really knew the area. I found Nanan based on location and reviews, then was sold by their individualized approach and willingness to help with as much or as little of the planning as one wants. We reached out to German de la Melena and he answered immediately, even though it was a Sunday evening in Cape Town, wanting to hear all about our wishes so that he could work on things promptly and have a suggested itinerary by the time we woke up the next morning! He was thoughtful, conscientious, friendly, worked within our budget and did not try to upsell us, gave us options and even incorporated some specific requests we had. From that initial contact on, all the stress and worry about our upcoming trip went away! After designing a fantastic itinerary for us, the true test of an amazing travel agent came when my husband injured himself the week before our trip and couldn’t travel, requiring us to postpone for 4 weeks. While we were dealing with stressful health issues, we gave German our medical documentation and he took care of the rest. He had to change all of our reservations and domestic flights, and went above and beyond to do so without our incurring more expense. What a huge relief! German remained remarkably responsive before and during our trip, able to advise on any question and troubleshoot any problem, reachable by What’s App in minutes. Between the great itinerary and the peace of mind, working with German and knowing he had our back truly made all the difference in our experience being the trip of a lifetime!! Thank you, German! You deserve more than 5 stars and I will refer everyone I know to you!
Pablo Berenbaum
Pablo Berenbaum
2024-03-17
Exclente organización. Hoteles, tours, impecables !!! Gracias Germán x las sugerencias, el viaje fue INCREIBLE !
Faisal Alaali
Faisal Alaali
2024-03-13
I cannot say enough great things about Nanan Travel. He organized a spectacular trip to South Africa for me, and every detail was absolutely perfect. From the boutique hotels to the incredible safari stays, everything was top-notch and exceeded my expectations. The entire trip was seamlessly planned, and I never once had to worry about a thing. The accommodations were luxurious, the guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and the overall experience was truly unforgettable. Last part was the stay in Cape Town before heading back home. The city is absolutely stunning, and I was able to explore all it had to offer thanks to the amazing recommendations from German. I highly recommend Nanan Travel for anyone looking to plan a trip to South Africa or any other destination. Their attention to detail, personalized service, and overall expertise make them the best in the business. Thank you German for an incredible journey that I will never forget!
Manuel D
Manuel D
2024-03-08
Hemos pasado días espectaculares en Sudáfrica y Zimbabue, toda la organización de nuestros hijos con German funcionaron perfectamente. Todas las actividades, lodges, tours, safaris, fueron perfectos, así como el trato recibido en cada lugar fue muy personalizado, haciendo que este viaje sea inolvidable. Cada detalle funcionó a la perfección. Nanan Travel es 100% confiable y recomendable.
Monica C
Monica C
2024-03-08
Acabamos de llegar a Lima después de un viaje soñado a Africa. Mi hija y su esposo, que habían hecho Safari el año pasado por su Luna de Miel, querían que los cuatros papas viviéramos y sintiéramos toda la adrenalina y experiencias que ellos habían vivido, así que no lo pensaron dos veces y nos invitaron a este viaje único y maravilloso. Gracias Nanan Travel, gracias German, hemos vivido lo que realmente quisieron transmitirnos los Manuela y Rodrigo, los lugares visitados, las atenciones, los hoteles y su staff, todo, y la experiencia de estar con los animales asi de cerca es única. Si quieren hacer un viaje soñado, no dejen de contactar a German, escriban a Nanan Travel, y no se arrepentirán. Gracias por Todo!!
Gustavo Rivera
Gustavo Rivera
2024-03-05
Fue espectacular, desde el momento en que llegamos a Cape Town hasta que llegamos a Lima de vuelta estuvimos súper engreídos, los lugares escogidos para descansar , los guías, todo lo conocido !!, realmente un viaje de ensueño, recomendado a mil !!! Gracias Germán, eres un capo !!!
Violeta Rivera
Violeta Rivera
2024-03-05
Espectacular ! hemos pasado unos días increíbles con un servicio de primera Volvería hacer el mismo viaje mañana mismo !!!
Lizbett Arevalo
Lizbett Arevalo
2024-02-26
If you want to sit back, relax and enjoy… German is the way to go! My 16 YO son and I had the best dream trip came true to South Africa thanks to him! I can’t thank you enough German! Starting from Cape town then Safari and meeting my best friend in Johannesburg… I call it an OVER THE TOP kind of vacation🤩🤩🤩🙌🙏❤️🐆🐘🇿🇦🦁 🦏

Avoiding Tourist Traps in Africa and Peru for Luxury Travelers: A Comprehensive Guide

Avoiding Tourist Traps in Africa and Peru for Luxury Travelers: A Comprehensive Guide

Avoiding Tourist Traps in Africa and Peru for Luxury Travelers: A Comprehensive Guide

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Tourist traps can hinder a luxurious travel experience, particularly in sought-after destinations like Africa and South America. These traps often lead to excessive expenses, lack of authenticity, and potential risks. To ensure an enriching and authentic trip, it is crucial to avoid tourist traps. This comprehensive guide provides valuable tips on how luxury travelers can sidestep these traps and enjoy an unforgettable journey in Africa and South America.

 

  1. Conduct thorough research: Before your trip, dedicate time to researching the destinations you plan to visit. Familiarize yourself with local scams and tourist traps to avoid falling victim to them. Understanding potential risks will enable you to make informed decisions.
  2. Stay aware of your surroundings: When exploring tourist areas, maintain awareness of your surroundings. Be vigilant and cautious of any suspicious activities or individuals. Trust your instincts and if something seems off, it’s best to exercise caution.
  3. Trust your instincts: Your intuition is a valuable guide. If you have reservations or a negative gut feeling about a particular situation, trust yourself and avoid engaging in it. Prioritize your safety and well-being.
  4. Embrace the art of bargaining: In numerous regions of Africa and South America, bargaining is a common practice, especially when purchasing souvenirs or local goods. Feel confident in haggling to secure the best possible price and enjoy a fair transaction.
  5. Steer clear of touts: Touts are individuals who approach tourists, attempting to sell goods or services. They are frequently associated with tourist traps. If approached by a tout, maintain politeness but firmly decline their offerings.
  6. Exercise caution with food and drink: Certain regions of Africa and South America may have health risks associated with specific food and drink. Prioritize research on local cuisine before your trip, and be cautious about what you consume to safeguard your well-being.
  7. Be aware of common scams: Africa and South America have their share of scams targeting tourists. Familiarize yourself with common scams, including the gem scam, taxi scam, and fake police scam, among others. By being aware, you can avoid falling victim to these fraudulent activities.
  8. Working with Reputable Travel Experts: Reputable travel experts possess extensive knowledge of your desired destinations. They can guide you to hotels, restaurants, and activities that are worth your investment. Moreover, they can help you avoid tourist traps, ensuring an authentic and unforgettable experience.
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Zambia - Victoria Falls - Devil's Pool

Benefits of working with reputable travel experts:

  • Local Expertise: Travel experts have an in-depth knowledge of the regions you’re visiting. They can provide you with insights, recommendations, and hidden gems that you might not discover on your own. Their local expertise ensures you experience the most authentic and culturally rich aspects of your destination.
  • Tailored Experiences: Travel experts take the time to understand your interests, preferences, and budget. They customize your itinerary to match your unique desires, creating a trip that feels specially curated just for you. Whether you’re interested in adventure, history, culture, or relaxation, they can tailor your experience accordingly.
  • Time and Stress Savings: Planning a trip can be time-consuming and overwhelming, especially when navigating unfamiliar destinations. Travel experts handle all the logistics, from booking accommodations and transportation to arranging tours and activities. This saves you valuable time and eliminates the stress of planning every detail.
  • Exclusive Access: Many travel experts have established relationships with local providers, giving you access to exclusive experiences and accommodations that are not available to the general public. Whether it’s a private tour of a historical site or a stay in a boutique hotel, you can enjoy VIP treatment.
  • Safety and Security: Travel experts prioritize your safety and well-being. They stay informed about the latest travel advisories, health precautions, and local conditions. If unexpected challenges arise during your trip, they are there to assist and ensure your safety.
  • Cost Efficiency: Contrary to common belief, working with a travel expert can often save you money. They have access to special deals, discounts, and insider knowledge that can help you get the most value for your budget. Plus, they can prevent costly mistakes or unnecessary expenses. Travel experts do not charge a fee for their work, you will not have to pay a cent more when using a travel planner. 
  • Local Connections: Travel experts often have connections with local guides and communities. This fosters a more immersive experience where you can interact with locals, learn about their culture, and contribute positively to the destinations you visit.
  • Peace of Mind: Traveling can sometimes be unpredictable. In the event of unexpected disruptions, such as flight cancellations or medical emergencies, having a travel expert on your side provides peace of mind. They can assist with rebooking, emergency support, and ensuring your trip continues smoothly.
  • Environmental and Social Responsibility: Many travel experts are committed to sustainable and responsible tourism. They can guide you towards eco-friendly accommodations and activities that minimize your impact on the environment and support local communities.
  • Lifetime Memories: Ultimately, working with a travel expert enhances the quality of your trip. They help you create unforgettable memories, ensuring that your journey is not just a vacation but a transformative experience.

Partnering with a travel expert, you gain a dedicated ally who is passionate about making your trip exceptional, hassle-free, and meaningful. Their knowledge, resources and personal attention can turn your travel dreams into reality.

By implementing these effective tips, luxury travelers can navigate Africa and South America without falling prey to tourist traps. Through thorough research, situational awareness, and reliance on reputable travel experts, you can maximize your luxurious journey’s authenticity, enjoyment, and safety. Embrace the wonders of Africa and Peru while avoiding tourist traps and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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Zambia - Accommodation Zambia
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What Our Clients Say

Brendan Magauran
Brendan Magauran
2024-04-14
Incredible! Beyond expectations. German guided us on an absolutely amazing trip to Cape Town, Franschhoek, Hermanus and a safari at Thornybush game reserve. Every recommendation was spot on from a restaurants to a guided tour of Cape Point, the Hop on hop off bus, where to visit in the wine country, lodging in a beach front suite in Hermanus. As for the safari at Thornybush - WOW! More than we could have ever imagined in terms of luxury and game sightings. Thank you German. Looking forward to our next trip with you as our guide. And yes, we have told all family and friends, this is the man to contact for their travels.
Ellen H.
Ellen H.
2024-04-12
We feel beyond lucky to have found Nanan Travel! We are from the USA and are DIY-ers, used to making our own travel arrangements. When planning for our bucket-list trip to S. Africa, it quickly got overwhelming and stressful to differentiate among the innumerable safari options on the internet, figure out domestic flights, assess safety concerns, find a private driver to tour Cape Point, etc. We did not want to travel with a tour group, nor use a global internet travel agency, so I looked for a travel agent actually based in Cape Town so that we could deal with just one person who really knew the area. I found Nanan based on location and reviews, then was sold by their individualized approach and willingness to help with as much or as little of the planning as one wants. We reached out to German de la Melena and he answered immediately, even though it was a Sunday evening in Cape Town, wanting to hear all about our wishes so that he could work on things promptly and have a suggested itinerary by the time we woke up the next morning! He was thoughtful, conscientious, friendly, worked within our budget and did not try to upsell us, gave us options and even incorporated some specific requests we had. From that initial contact on, all the stress and worry about our upcoming trip went away! After designing a fantastic itinerary for us, the true test of an amazing travel agent came when my husband injured himself the week before our trip and couldn’t travel, requiring us to postpone for 4 weeks. While we were dealing with stressful health issues, we gave German our medical documentation and he took care of the rest. He had to change all of our reservations and domestic flights, and went above and beyond to do so without our incurring more expense. What a huge relief! German remained remarkably responsive before and during our trip, able to advise on any question and troubleshoot any problem, reachable by What’s App in minutes. Between the great itinerary and the peace of mind, working with German and knowing he had our back truly made all the difference in our experience being the trip of a lifetime!! Thank you, German! You deserve more than 5 stars and I will refer everyone I know to you!
Pablo Berenbaum
Pablo Berenbaum
2024-03-17
Exclente organización. Hoteles, tours, impecables !!! Gracias Germán x las sugerencias, el viaje fue INCREIBLE !
Faisal Alaali
Faisal Alaali
2024-03-13
I cannot say enough great things about Nanan Travel. He organized a spectacular trip to South Africa for me, and every detail was absolutely perfect. From the boutique hotels to the incredible safari stays, everything was top-notch and exceeded my expectations. The entire trip was seamlessly planned, and I never once had to worry about a thing. The accommodations were luxurious, the guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and the overall experience was truly unforgettable. Last part was the stay in Cape Town before heading back home. The city is absolutely stunning, and I was able to explore all it had to offer thanks to the amazing recommendations from German. I highly recommend Nanan Travel for anyone looking to plan a trip to South Africa or any other destination. Their attention to detail, personalized service, and overall expertise make them the best in the business. Thank you German for an incredible journey that I will never forget!
Manuel D
Manuel D
2024-03-08
Hemos pasado días espectaculares en Sudáfrica y Zimbabue, toda la organización de nuestros hijos con German funcionaron perfectamente. Todas las actividades, lodges, tours, safaris, fueron perfectos, así como el trato recibido en cada lugar fue muy personalizado, haciendo que este viaje sea inolvidable. Cada detalle funcionó a la perfección. Nanan Travel es 100% confiable y recomendable.
Monica C
Monica C
2024-03-08
Acabamos de llegar a Lima después de un viaje soñado a Africa. Mi hija y su esposo, que habían hecho Safari el año pasado por su Luna de Miel, querían que los cuatros papas viviéramos y sintiéramos toda la adrenalina y experiencias que ellos habían vivido, así que no lo pensaron dos veces y nos invitaron a este viaje único y maravilloso. Gracias Nanan Travel, gracias German, hemos vivido lo que realmente quisieron transmitirnos los Manuela y Rodrigo, los lugares visitados, las atenciones, los hoteles y su staff, todo, y la experiencia de estar con los animales asi de cerca es única. Si quieren hacer un viaje soñado, no dejen de contactar a German, escriban a Nanan Travel, y no se arrepentirán. Gracias por Todo!!
Gustavo Rivera
Gustavo Rivera
2024-03-05
Fue espectacular, desde el momento en que llegamos a Cape Town hasta que llegamos a Lima de vuelta estuvimos súper engreídos, los lugares escogidos para descansar , los guías, todo lo conocido !!, realmente un viaje de ensueño, recomendado a mil !!! Gracias Germán, eres un capo !!!
Violeta Rivera
Violeta Rivera
2024-03-05
Espectacular ! hemos pasado unos días increíbles con un servicio de primera Volvería hacer el mismo viaje mañana mismo !!!
Lizbett Arevalo
Lizbett Arevalo
2024-02-26
If you want to sit back, relax and enjoy… German is the way to go! My 16 YO son and I had the best dream trip came true to South Africa thanks to him! I can’t thank you enough German! Starting from Cape town then Safari and meeting my best friend in Johannesburg… I call it an OVER THE TOP kind of vacation🤩🤩🤩🙌🙏❤️🐆🐘🇿🇦🦁 🦏

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